I used to say I never wanted to be a foster parent. I just thought it would be too heartbreaking falling in love with children and having to let them go. I couldn’t quit thinking about it though and finally told God that if it was His will, I would love it if He would bring foster parents into our lives that we could talk to. After praying that, I randomly met two foster moms who shared their story with me and answered my many questions. Shortly after that a friend of mine started a foster care ministry in her church and so my husband and I went there for our training.
We got our foster parenting license in January but for various reasons decided to only do respite care for now. God had other plans.
(Respite care provides foster parents short term rest or relief.)
We did respite care for Jaxson in March while his foster family went on vacation. We had him for nine days and loved our time with him so much, I cried when he left.
After he left, my husband mentioned several times that he couldn’t quit thinking about him and wanted to let our social worker know if he ever needed a new home we would like to know.
A month later our social worker came over for a home visit and I told her what my husband said. She told me she would check into Jaxson’s situation for us.
The next day she called and told me the craziest news! The foster family Jaxson had been living with had just put in their notice and he needed a new home! I could hardly believe it! I knew in my heart this was a God thing.
My husband and I went on a date that night and bought a bunch of books, puzzles, and games we knew Jaxson would like. It was the most fun date ever!
A few days later Jaxson came to live with us and there hasn’t been a quiet moment since! Haha! He remembered his time here and was happy to come back and we couldn’t be happier to have him here.
I tell him everyday he is my favorite little boy in the whole world and I love him more than words can say.